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Simmered Italian Rice

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people

Plain rice turns into a deliciously different side when it's cooked in broth and accented with spinach and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $3.04

  • 2 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth or Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Easy Substitution: This recipe will work with any variety of Swanson® Broth.
  • Step 1

    Heat the broth and Italian seasoning in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.

  • Step 2

    Stir the rice in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.  Stir in the spinach and cheese.  Season to taste.  Serve with additional cheese.

Reviews

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  • Love it!!!

    PatsFan12
    March 13, 2013

    I make this alot! Have also cooked Ground Chicken or Turkey and mixed together after the rice is finished. Absolutely love this recipe and it is so easy to make!!! Highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Simmered Italian Rice

    pjherod
    November 15, 2011

    This was a wonderful way to change up just plain rice. My whole family loved it. Will definately make this again.

  • Simmered Italian Rice

    jamlmoor
    March 2, 2011

    I made this exactly as on the recipe the other day and loved it. Tonight I doubled the recipe and added some sauteed ground beef (cooked with salt, pepper, and garlic powder), used 1/2 the amount of Parmesan and added some grated Italian-blend cheese. My family loved it and I plan to make it often!

  • Simmered Italian Rice

    Heidi M.
    February 20, 2011

    I love any rice with fresh spinach in it. And this rice with the cheese is fabulous!!!

  • Simmered Italian Rice

    Michael G.
    December 31, 2010

    It was very easy and tasty! I loved it and shared it with friends.

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    Made With

    Calories 187
    Total Fat 3 g
    Sat. Fat 2.1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 8 mg
    Sodium 609 mg
    Total Carb 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 7 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 13 %DV
    Iron 11 %DV
    Potassium 2 %DV
    Calories 187
    Total Fat 3 g
    Sat. Fat 2.1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 8 mg
    Sodium 454 mg
    Total Carb 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 7 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 15 %DV
    Iron 10 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV
    Calories 190
    Total Fat 3 g
    Sat. Fat 2.1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 8 mg
    Sodium 464 mg
    Total Carb 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 8 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 15 %DV
    Iron 10 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.